POR­TRAIT OF A TREA­SURE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Front Page -

TONIGHT’S sub­ject is the sparkling Ge­orgie Parker, one of the coun­try’s most loved ac­tors. Af­ter fall­ing in love with her on ACoun­tryPrac­tice, she be­came in­deli­bly wo­ven into the fab­ric of weekly ap­point­ment view­ing in All Saints, as ev­i­denced by win­ning the Gold Lo­gie in 2001 and then again in 2002. Anh strikes an im­me­di­ate rap­port with this stel­lar hu­man by point­ing out he re­stored a piece of Parker fur­ni­ture which was de­signed by her fa­ther for the en­dur­ing fam­ily fur­ni­ture brand. “You know what, I was prob­a­bly sit­ting be­side him watch­ing TV as he sketched it up on a piece of pa­per. He was a true vi­sion­ary,” she shares proudly. A free-spir­ited child, her par­ents en­cour­aged her to pur­sue her act­ing dreams, an am­bi­tion which was al­most dashed when she and her sis­ter were hit by a car. The ac­ci­dent did un­earth the fact she suf­fered sco­l­io­sis and Parker had to wear a brace, which she called Boris, for three years as a teenager; she still has it in stor­age. Anh sur­prises her again with the rev­e­la­tion he was an ex­tra on Al­lSaints. “I even had one line,” he de­clares proudly. “I was an or­derly for a day or two.” Parker’s un­bri­dled joy at this again un­der­lines why she is so loved. It is re­mark­able to hear how she had to jug­gle the first two years af­ter the birth of her daugh­ter Holly with the un­for­giv­ing hours of film­ing a toprat­ing show. But her sco­l­io­sis ul­ti­mately ruled out hav­ing an­other child.

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